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EDMO Workshop on Media exemption in the DSA

Protecting editorial independence or a loophole for disinformation?

Add to calendar 2021-11-22 14:30 2021-11-22 16:30 Europe/Rome EDMO Workshop on Media exemption in the DSA Outside EUI premises Online YYYY-MM-DD


22 November 2021

14:30 - 16:30 CET


Outside EUI premises


This workshop will discuss the Digital Services Act (DSA) legislative proposal and different positions towards it.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) is the key and long-awaited legislative proposal expected to establish a transparency and accountability framework in particular for very large online platforms. The amendments to the DSA proposal put forward by the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education (CULT), and Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) have sparked a lively debate on the need to protect media freedom from platform supervision and the potential consequences of such an exemption, also considering our inability to define media in the digital age.

The workshop seeks to discuss this proposal and different positions towards it: on one side the concern around platforms supervising media or deciding what counts as media considering the power disbalance between platforms and the media; on the other, the recognition of the role that media – intentionally or unintentionally – play in the spread of disinformation and potentially illegal content.

The workshop is organised by the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) – Policy Research and Analysis, which is coordinated by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF). Click here for more information about the event and how to register.


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